3269 miles, 9 countries, 1 week in a 993

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Post by 20Buzz46 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:21 pm

So we made it to Rome and back in the affectionally named "Burning Rubber", a 6 seater 993 bus.
When I bought her she was green and over heated.
Head skimmed and pressure tested, water pump, thermostat, radiator recored, radiator caps, system flushed, MAP sensor and load compensating valve (courtesy of Woody), plugs, oil, filters, cam belt, professional respray, stickers, ladders, blue/red flashing lights, sirens and a working water jet.
We left St Austell on 19th Sept then via, Dover to Dunkirk, Belgium, Germany including 2 laps of the Nurburgring (scary as hell), Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Italy. Going up and down the Stelvio Pass (as seen on Top Gear) had to remove the air box due to altitude (over 9000 ft) but she flew up no problem. Brakes got a little warm on the way down though?
Over 80 of us started and as Mercedes, Fords, Vauxhalls etc fell by the wayside the little bus went on and on without getting remotely hot and never missed a beat. The only problem was 1 puncture and the sirens went up in smoke.
Amazing vehicle and have become very attached but will probably have to move her on due to next years project. So if anyone knows of a good home for a mini fire engine or just back to a bus (everything easily removable) with an awning then after we have finished with the charity publicity stuff she will probably be up for sale.
A great adventure i would recommend to anyone.
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Post by Logi on Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:09 pm

cheers 

More pics please bounce 
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Post by waz on Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:22 pm

Logi wrote:cheers 

More pics please bounce 
+1 , and I thought I done well doing 2000 miles in a week in a 1300 HiJet
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Post by 20Buzz46 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:50 pm

She turned more heads in Monte Carlo than any Ferrari or Lamborghini!



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Post by PFM on Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:45 pm

Well done Sir! Brilliant achievement. How much did you raise?

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Post by 20Buzz46 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:10 pm

Now the hard bit; collecting the money in but I hope to raise about £1000.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:21 pm

Good show and great pictures.
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Re: 3269 miles, 9 countries, 1 week in a 993

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:40 pm

Well done on getting all your preperation done.

Amazing job on the finishing work of burning rubber - looks ace.

Congratulations on making it!

Good luck with your collections.

Thanks for posting pictures.


Hope you had a really damn good time Very Happy Very Happy 
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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:24 pm

waz wrote:
Logi wrote:cheers 

More pics please bounce 
+1 , and I thought I done well doing 2000 miles in a week in a 1300 HiJet
And that was just going back and forth to McDonalds for lunch.

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Post by waz on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:52 pm

woody wrote:
waz wrote:
Logi wrote:cheers 

More pics please bounce 
+1 , and I thought I done well doing 2000 miles in a week in a 1300 HiJet
And that was just going back and forth to McDonalds for lunch.
Don't do McDs it was KFC Very Happy Very Happy 
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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:10 pm

Good man. I am a KFC Man too. Only been in McDonalds four times in my life.

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Post by PFM on Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:28 pm

Why? Crying or Very sad http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Daihatsu-HiJet-Mini-Fire-Engine-Motd-Taxed-/331059768640?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4d14b32d40

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Post by Logi on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:14 pm

I'm a K F C man too. Wink

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Post by 20Buzz46 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:46 pm

Sorry PFM but I need to sell as I have 4 cars and 4 motorbikes and mot tax and insurance all add up. It's a real shame cos it's a great vehicle and I'm really impressed with it.
People keep asking me for a Buy it Now price but I have no idea what it's worth. Would be nice to get a bit more cash for the charity.
Any ideas?

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Post by Logi on Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:55 pm

I've got 3 cars and 6 motorbikes, don't tax/insure them all at once Smile
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:32 pm

Ask for about £1200 if i were you.

Maybe more for the novelty value!
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Post by xxemaphorr on Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:41 pm

absolutely love this! good show
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Post by 20Buzz46 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:03 pm

Thanks, it was fun doing it Smile 

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Post by PFM on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:52 pm

It's up to £850 now with over 3 days left - sincerely hope you get closer to 1500(+) than 1200 after all your efforts. Got to be worth that for novelty/film/comedy/hire value - we have a 70s fire-engine locally thats for hire as a limo (thought it's a bit bigger inside that a 'jet)

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Post by PFM on Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:54 pm

Now £1,019.99 - hope it gets to at least £1,500 for you, you deserve it for your efforts.

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Post by PFM on Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:36 pm

WOW - £1,456 with 15 minutes to go!

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Post by 20Buzz46 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:10 pm

Sold it to some students from Bournemouth who want to do the Mongol rally in it and carry on collecting for my charity.
Couldn't have worked out better.
Will put them on to the forum.

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Post by PFM on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:13 pm

Excellent stuff - as long as you get paid, of course!

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Post by craig2859 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:24 pm

20Buzz46 wrote:Sold it to some students from Bournemouth who want to do the Mongol rally in it and carry on collecting for my charity.
Couldn't have worked out better.
Will put them on to the forum.
Great news, I am down that way actually myself, so will look out for it
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:48 pm

I am so glad you got a decent price for this.

And 1800 quid is a very decent price!!
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